Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is amateur radio?
How do I become a club member?
Do I need an amateur radio license to become a member?
How do I obtain a radio license?
Who is ARRL and ARCA?


What is amateur radio?
Most of the time, it’s the most fun you can have with a radio. It’s a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection and to keep in touch with friends across town or across the country. But it is called the “Amateur Radio Service” because it also has a serious face. It’s a very important emergency communications system tool. When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through. Radio amateurs, often called hams, enjoy radio technology as a hobby that’s the fun part. But it’s also a service a vital service that has saved lives again and again when regular communication systems failed.

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How do I become a club member?

If you would like to become a member of our club, we would love to have you! Our membership is $15 a year for an individual or $25 a year for family membership. You do not need to currently hold a license to join, just an interest in radio as a hobby.  Membership Application

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Do I need an amateur radio license to become a member?
No you may become a member of our club with out a licence.
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How do I obtain my radio licence?
The Kachina Amateur Radio Club holds bi-monthly testing session (see the calendar for the next testing scheduled), and upon request with enough interest a class can be scheduled.  There are several website that offer testing help for free or fee.  A google search for Amateur Radio Licence Study Guide

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Who is ARRL and ARCA?
ARRL stands for American Radio Relay League, we are an an affiliate club of ARRL. They are our lobbyist in Washington.  ARCA is the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona. They are our Arizona lobbyist, we are also an affiliate of ARCA.

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